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NBA fines Ainge $25K for actions

Updated: May 7, 2010, 9:44 AM ET
ESPNBoston.com news services

NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for tossing a towel to try to distract Cavaliers forward J.J. Hickson as he shot a free throw.

Ainge flipped a white towel over his head during the third quarter of Monday night's playoff game between Boston and Cleveland. Ainge was attempting to rattle Hickson, who made his second free throw despite the distraction.

Stu Jackson, the league's executive vice president ...

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